on June 26th, 2014
No matter what age we are, time is not something that can ever be stopped. But proper planning can ease the anxiety that comes with getting older. These years will be some of the best in your life. Planning can greatly increase your quality of life. Here are some things to think about:
Activities and Lifestyle – Studies have shown that a major key to longevity and health is peace of mind found through renewed or continued interest in the world and its activities.
Health – Be aware and proactive when it comes to your health. Take the proper precautions to ensure your health remains in tip-top shape.
Finance – Proper financial planning can greatly reduce financial stresses before they appear. General topics to consider are
- Current assets
- Future assets
- Future costs
- Various insurance coverage plans
Legal issues – Although no one likes to think about his/her demise, it’s a good idea to have everything in order before that time comes. Make sure all legal and financial decisions are thought out when you are of sound mind to ensure proper care and attention in a time of need.
Housing – Before your independence is threatened, determine what housing alternatives would be acceptable and available to you. Visit locations in your community and make your plans known to your family. When conducting research be aware of safety, security, cost of upkeep, accessibility, types of residents who share the facility, and geographic location.
Support Systems – This is a fancy term for friends, relatives, and resource people who will serve to inspire you, keep you vital, entertain you, and who will be available when help is needed. Make sure to keep up a healthy support system, as it can be vital to your happiness and longevity.